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Re: I have a crazy idea

From: Steven Rowat <steven_rowat@sunshine.net>
Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2021 09:05:38 -0700
To: public-credentials@w3.org
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On 2021-03-30 7:39 pm, Moses Ma wrote:
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> Here's a crazy idea...
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>  1. Let's print out three versions of the DID and VC spec doc's - the very first one, the most recent one, and the final draft that is accepted.
>  2. We mail them around so all the named principal authors autograph them
>  3. Once done, we do a high res scan of the fully autographed documents, and place the scans in an encrypted vault
>  4. We burn the originals on video, and the co-authors attest via VCs that they'll never do this again to back a scarcity play
>  5. Create NFTs attached to those encrypted files
>  6. Auction the NFTs along with a fundraising effort
>  7. All funds raised go to the non-profit org
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> What do you think?
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I think the underlying problem is how to pay people adequately for effort they spend producing abstract works that can be distributed with almost zero cost.

Isn't expending part of that effort creating artificial scarcity a retrograde step; a red herring?

Aren't DIDs and VCs, as being standardised, already working towards a decentralised solution to the payment problem?

Or to put it another way; somebody once said:

"Money is like blood. Large pools of it are a bad idea."


My 2c. :-)


Steven Rowat






> Moses
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> PS, I'm also brainstorming how to create an anti-hate blockchain, which is a very interesting and difficult challenge, because every idea I have devolves into a shit list to outing racists. Would anyone like to zoom with me sometime to brainstorm it?
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> *Moses Ma | Managing Partner*
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> FutureLab provides strategy, ideation and technology for breakthrough innovation and third generation blockchains.
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> Learn more at /www.futurelabconsulting.com/ <http://futurelabconsulting.com>. For calendar invites, please cc: mosesma@gmail.com
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> Or whet your appetite by reading /Agile Innovation/ <http://www.amazon.com/Agile-Innovation-Revolutionary-Accelerate-Engagement/dp/B00SSRSZ9A> | /Quantum Design Sprint/ <https://www.amazon.com/Quantum-Design-Sprint-Application-Disruptive/dp/1799143864> | my blog at /psychologytoday.com/ <http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-tao-innovation>.
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